A couple of new things for you today - firstly, Chris (my brother-in-law/new assistant aka magical_figurines) has listed a couple more of my limited edition statues on eBay as PENNY AUCTIONS. Secondly... I'm VERY proud to announce that I have partnered with Hawthorne Village to create my very first collectible Village set - featuring my "Fairies of Oz" characters. This is a rather exciting announcement, and it is going to be awesome! It is available to reserve now, and they even take installments. The collection begins with Off to Oz, with a unique free Dorothy figurine too!
And as always, to see ALL of my currently available original paintings, including the new ones click below:
Jasmine's Original Paintings
Okay - first, Chris (my brother-in-law/new employee) has a couple of my new statue penny auctions on eBay with Chris's eBay seller ID: magical_figurines - in fact - you might want to go add magical_figurines to your eBay favourite seller's list, or just bookmark this following link since many new things will be coming there:
Jasmine/Chris' Penny Auctions from magical_figurines
As both my employee and a family member, Chris will be able to provide some very special things in the future that are hard to come by - statues with boxes that I have autographed personally, the occasional production samples or advance items, one of a kind painted pieces, prototypes, rare or discontinued items, fun stuff like that which are very difficult to find elsewhere (or impossible!). There will be some other new things added shortly......
Or directly - here is "Lost...but Not Worried" - limited to just 2,000 ever made - 6" high, heavy resin statue, box signed by me - severn day auction ending Monday, February 15th at 8:00 PM Central Time, starting at a penny:
Lost...but Not Worried Statue starts at ONE PENNY
and here is "Captive Fairy" - limited to just 2,000 ever made - 6" high, heavy resin statue, box signed by me - severn day auction ending Monday, February 15th at 8:00 PM Central Time, starting at a penny:
Captive Fairy Statue starts at ONE PENNY
Now -as promised - you can RESERVE YOURS NOW - my very FIRST COLLECTIBLE VILLAGE! Introducing the "Jasmine Becket-Griffith Fairies of Oz Village" collection - featuring my series of "Wizard of Oz" characters, and their wonderful little houses, castles & other buildings as done only the way that Hawthorne Village can do! You can reserve/pre-order yours now online here:
Jasmine Becket-Griffith's Fairies of Oz Village
A bit of background info - Hawthorne Village is a company that makes little collectible villages! You know - little statues of buildings to set up as a little village - they come as a collection - every month or so you get a new one. Not only do you get a little house/castle - you also get little complimentary FIGURINES that go with the village! So you can display them along with their houses, or play with them like it's a very high-end playset (that's what I do, lol, but I'm kind of silly like that). I have Disney's "Nightmare Before Christmas" Hawthorne Village set and it is AWESOME. I'm very happy to now be working on a Jasmine Becket-Griffith one, hehe.
This is my first Village with Hawthorne Village and specifically it revolves around my "Fairies of Oz" official Wizard of Oz series. This is very much still in the works, but due to the anticipated demand and the fact that these are strictly Limited Ediion, the Hawthorne Village people (very different than the other Village People!) are already offering my Fairies of Oz Village available for pre-order/pre-production reservations. What does this mean? It means that if you think that you would be interested in collecting my Village, you can put your reservation in NOW, right away, without paying ANY money, just to make sure that you will have reserved yours ahead of time and you won't miss out. And if you change your mind later, it is very easy to cancel, and with their 100% guarantee you can even send yours back (gasp!) for a full refund if you aren't completely thrilled. So it's definitely a "NO RISK" sort of reservation.
As this is still in the works, I do not have a lot of the item specifics yet for my little village. Obviously I, as the concept artist and character designer, know what all I've approved and what will be coming down the road, sketches, etc. - but as far as product specifics, timeline, etc. - you will need to check with the Hawthorne Village/ Collectibles Today people with questions. Here is what I know so far:
*The village is based on my "Fairies of Oz" collectibles line and my paintings
*In addition to the little village "houses" (castles, buildings, etc.) - you also will be receiving UNIQUE "Fairies of Oz" figurines to go with the little village - these are DIFFERENT than the Fairies of Oz figurines you can buy through the Hamilton Collection. These are little figurines that are meant to accent the village.
*The first Issue is called "Off to Oz" and features my "Emerald City" as a little building to start off your village (NOT to be confused with the Emerald City Display from my Fairies of Oz Hamilton Collection - this is not the same sort of thing at all) and it comes with a little Dorothy figurine.
*There may be up to 20 different issues in this village, but you can just order one, or pick & choose which ones you want to keep/send back, etc.
*Future issues MAY include - Glinda & her Castle, Dorothy's Farmhouse, The Wicked Witch of the West & her Castle, and more!
*When put together, the buildings will make a wonderfully village specifically scaled to be shown as a set (or individually).
*Each issue is only $39.99 (and that includes the building and free figurine or other accessories) - and you can do it in Two Installments of $20 if you prefer!
*Pre-ordering is starting now it is in pre-production, you can reserve yours NOW and you will NOT be charged any money until your first Village issue has actually shipped!
* As always there is a 365-day guarantee on these, guaranteeing your 100% satisfaction. You can cancel at any time and they have a very easy return policy if you aren't 100% happy. Click here:
Jasmine's new Wizard of Oz Village
these are in pre-production, so if you want to be part of the initial test market - get your reserveration in!! These are Limited Edition!! You can get your reservation by ordering here (again, you will NOT be charged until your plate actually ships, as this is a test market in pre-production as of February 10th, 2010):
Or just call TOLL-FREE 1-877-268-6638 and ask for Jasmine Becket-Griffith's "Fairies of Oz Hawthorne Village"
If you are a non-US customer and have questions about my Hawthorne Village collectibles, please visit HERE!
ANY other questions, call the number above (ie, don't call me - I just do the paintings, hehe).
Psssssst..... to give you a better idea of what Hawthorne Villages are like (since obviously the pre-order ad on mine just has the virtual concept art) - check out some of these completed Villages already available:
Nightmare Before Christmas Village(I have this one, it rocks!)
a Thomas Kinkade village (undisputed king of tiny villages, hehe)
Death Valley Skeleton Village (good example of the bonus figurines that come with these typically)
And look - even Winnie the Pooh has a Hawthorne Village (I'm in good company, hehe!)
So basically - my village will be along similar lines as those above, but of course featuring my Wizard of Oz characters and my art style. How cool is that??
Enjoy! I'd better get back to painting, I'm starting a HUGE new Alice piece that is going to rock!
Until next time...